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Old 02-07-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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usb pendrive in dell inspiron with 8 usb ports

I'm using a Dell Inspiron with 8 usb ports, 4 in front and 4 in back. I use VMware under windows vista (argh!!!!), and I can't "see" my pendrive in any port using fedora, centos, debian and so on.
Can somebody help me ?

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Did you set up the USB forwarding and install the Guest additions?
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are you looking for sda1 look at your dmesg and in it it will tell you what is going on when loading the usb drive. the other problem is if you disconected it before unmounting it it became corupted and linux will not be able to load the file system. and will not load it.
so go to your teminal and type cfdisk /dev/sda and see what it says or try cfdisk /dev/sda1/ and see what it says. if it says it can open because of bad blocks or somthing it is not reconizing your fat32 or 16. let me know I will help you out.
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Did you set up the USB forwarding and install the Guest additions?
No, I didn't dod anything. How can I do both?
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I had install Debian from the beggining using a image .iso and when the installation finishes I try use my Kingston pendrive and nothing.

#df -k
Filesytem 1k-block ....... Mounted on
/dev/sda1 6728280 ................ /
/dev/sda6 23489608 ............... /home

There are no other /dev/sda and the system donīt "see" any usb port.

I see some libraries like usb.c, but I donīt know what I have to do.


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